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Listening to 'The Old Curiosity Shop' in the West. Illustration for Bret Hart's poem 'Little Nell', based on a popular anecdote. When Charles Dickens' book was published in serial form in 1841 boats arriving in New York were beseiged by people wanting the next episode and it was then passed westwards. Engraving.

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Listening to 'The Old Curiosity Shop'  in the West. Illustration for Bret Hart's poem 'Little Nell', based on a popular anecdote.  When  Charles Dickens'  book was published in serial form in 1841 boats arriving in New York were beseiged by people wanting  the next episode and it was  then passed westwards.  Engraving.